By Ken Stern 

January: plenty wet and snow

 

February 5, 2020

IT'S RECEDED SINCE SUNDAY BUT DON'T MOVE THE SIGN - The week started with the Skagit River cresting at 29.47 feet. It quickly came down, but the river will rise again: rain and flood conditions are forecast into Saturday. This is at the Conway boat launch on the eastside of the Skagit River’s south fork.  – Photo by Ken Stern

It rained and rained and rained last month and in between it snowed. Rain fell 27 days, including snow. There was no school Jan. 14-15. Last month’s 5.9” of rain was 1.8” more than the century’s average of 4.1”, or 44% above. It was the third wettest January since 2000 and one of five years of over 5”. Six of the 11 years of 4” or more of rain have been since 2011. The highest rainfall was 6.5” in 2006. This century there have been 15 years of at least 3” of rain.

There was 1.4” of rain Jan. 5-7 and again the 27-31. Another 1.1” fell Jan. 10-12, for 2.5” Jan. 5-12. T...



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